Malawian actress, Suya who is a top contender in this year’s Best Actress category at African Movie Academy Awards, AMAA which is scheduled to hold later this month, in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, has declared her intention to ply her trade in Nigeria.
From all indications, the actress may not be returning to her country after the grand finale of the prestigious award.
Suya’s role in Shem Joya’s ‘Last Fishing Boat’, earned her the nomination, alongside other A-list actresses like Rita Dominic who was also nominated for her role in her film, The Meeting , Yvonne Okoro( The Contract’), Florence Masebe (Elelwani), Mariam Ouedraogo(Moi Zaphira) and Mbutung Seikeh(Ninah’s Diary).
The actress, made the declaration while in a chat with HVP, shortly after the AMAA nomination party, held in Malawi recently. Suya said, she has a strong desire to relocate to Nigeria in order to horn her talent in acting. According to her, she wants to star alongside top Nigerian actors and actress, including Jim Iyke, Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Nouah, Monalisa Chinda, Emeka Ike and many others. In her words, I will gladly jump at the offer to stay back after the AMAA grand finale, if given the opportunity to do so. I feel privileged to be getting a platform that allows me to be rubbing shoulders with top Nigerian actors and actresses.
Suya who was also nominated for the Best Actress category in 2010, following her role in the film, Season of a Life said, she was not surprised that she was nominated again for the award. I was not really surprise because when I performed, I was convinced I acted very well. So, I wasn’t surprise, I saw it coming, she said. In 2010, Suya lost the award to a worthy contender, Ghanaian actress, Jackie Appiah who was crowned the Best Actress in Africa for her lead role in Perfect Picture. Gwaza, who said, she started acting while she was in primary school attributed her victory to God. She hit limelight in 2006, after her role in Season of a Life where she played the role of Sungisa Malango, a maid-turned-lawyer who fights for custody of her child.
Suya’s desire to be part of Nollywood will augur as far as Nigerian producers are ready to give her a chance to prove her mettle.